I recently went for an interview for a new job, the interview took place in the restaurant of a hotel in Euston, UK.
They called 2 days later to inform me I got the job of a customer service advisor with salary £20k+ and would like me to sign a contract. Then they informed me I would have to pay £180 for an ISO 9001 accreditation before employment commences. The signing of contract took place in a rented office in Moorgate.
Alarm bells are ringing. I told them about my concerns and I needed more time to think about it. Is this a legitimate offer?
I have only spoken to one person during this whole encounter and the website seems dubious with the following information.
If we employ you directly, it will be under our employment and career development (ECD) program. Because we are an ISO 9001 affiliate network company, you will be required to become an accredited member of the Institute of Quality Management Excellence and to follow an accredited career development plan created for you to the level of your role with us.
You will be required to make full payment for your accreditation as a condition of employment but we will refund any amounts paid out by you after you have been employed with us for a period of (26) weeks.